Corey Robinson analyzes Kevin Durant's role during Brooklyn's 10 game win streak that has vaulted him as a top-5 player in per game value for 9-cat formats.
COREY ROBINSON: After a start to the season that was anything but smooth, the Brooklyn Nets are the hottest team in the NBA. Jock Vaughn's team has won 10 straight games, with the excellence of Kevin Durant being a major reason why. He's played nine games in this run, missing one for injury management reasons. And KD has averaged 29.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.9 blocks, and 2.3 three pointers, shooting 58.1% from the field, and 96.4% from the foul line.
That's good for top five per game value in nine cat formats. Which matches Durant's season long values. With Kyrie Irving and Nicolas Claxton also being top 20 players over the last month, Brooklyn has a trio that ranks among the league's best from a fantasy standpoint. And that's also why a team that appeared headed toward a breakup now looks like a true title contender.